squaw valley

Storm door opens wider. But is it enough to bust drought?

The storm door is opening again this weekend on Auburn and the Sierra high country, renewing hope that Mother Nature will be moving in to elbow out drought concerns. But questions ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast

The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...

Interstate 80 construction shutting down for snow season

With snowstorms already starting to pound the upper Sierra, much-traveled Interstate 80 is saying ‘goodbye’ to construction crews and ‘welcome back’ to throngs of skiers. C ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Feb. 26, 1960 Issue) Among the Loomis area residents who attended the Olympic Games at Squaw Valley were Messrs. and Mesdames Harold Struble, William Tudsbury, Walt ...

Reduce fire risks by working together

You don’t need a reminder these days about the threat of wildfires. Unfortunately, the natural beauty that attracts people to Placer County can also be a tremendous threat if we ...